Apr-21-16 Deputy Labor Commissioner Honored by Monmouth County Workforce Development Board
LONG BRANCH, N.J., April 21, 2016 – Deputy Commissioner Aaron R. Fichtner, Ph.D. of the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development was issued the 2016 Government Partnership Award by the Monmouth County Workforce Investment Board (WDB) at its 25th Annual Partnership Awards Dinner on last night in Long Branch.
One of five partners issued honors by the board, Deputy Commissioner Fichtner received the award during a ceremony at McLoone’s Pier House in Long Branch. The Monmouth County WDB directs the delivery of education, employment and training programs to county residents and businesses.
The WDB’s Partnership Awards were established in 1992 to recognize leaders from Business, Community Service, Education, Government, and Organized Labor who have contributed to Monmouth County’s social and economic successes. Commissioner Harold J. Wirths won the 2013 Government Partner Award.
The other four honorees included Benjamin Waldron of the Monmouth-Ocean Development Council (Business); Donna Blaze of the Monmouth Housing Alliance (Community Service); Marie Lucier-Woodruff of Brookdale Community College (Education), and James Moran of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 400 (Organized Labor).
Proceeds from the event supported the WIB’s Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships to the Brookdale Community College Foundation to assist low income students attending Brookdale Community College.
Deputy Commissioner Aaron Fichtner (back row, second from right) joined by members of
the Monmouth County Workforce Development Board, Monmouth County Board of Chosen
Freeholders and other honorees at the Monmouth County Workforce Development
Board’s 25th Annual Partnership Awards Dinner.